Bible Gateway is pleased to announce a new Bible translation has been added! After several requests from you, the EasyEnglish Bible is now available to everyone and we want to thank MissionAssist for making it happen.
The vision that inspired the translators of the EasyEnglish Bible was a desire to help people from every country to read and understand the Bible, and apply it to their lives. Aiming to make the Bible as easy as possible to understand while keeping faithful to the original texts, they have already touched lives around the world.
We are so excited to work together to bring the Word of God to more people around the world.
How can the Bible be this EASY?
The EasyEnglish Bible is a new translation of the Bible into clear and simple modern English. It uses a basic vocabulary of about 1200 well-known English words that are in common use. It is ideal for anyone who is learning English or speaks English as a foreign language.
To make the Bible as easy as possible to understand, the translators have used:
- Short sentences
- Short paragraphs
- Simple grammar
They have tried to avoid anything that can make it difficult for English learners to understand the message, such as:
- Passive verbs
- Rhetorical questions
- Idiomatic expressions
For example, let’s review Hebrews 4:12. You’ll see clarifying language that will help anyone who isn’t comfortable with English. For example, in this verse where the New International Version says “double-edged sword” the EasyEnglish Bible describes “a sword that has two sharp edges.”
12 So be careful! God’s message to us is alive and powerful. It is like a sword that has two sharp edges. Even more than a sword, God’s message goes very deep into us. It cuts between our soul and our spirit. It is like a sharp knife that can cut deep into our body between our bones. God’s message shows what we are really thinking. It shows what we really want.
When people read the Bible in a language they can understand, it can touch their hearts and change their lives. The EasyEnglish Bible is helping many people to understand God’s word and apply it to their lives.
Here are some examples of the responses MissionAssist has received:
“I have been looking for this kind of Bible for a long time.” – Sweongsoo (South Korea)
“It’s helped me as I’m a new Christ follower” – Delshi (South Africa)
“Thank you so much for helping us to learn English language using the precious Bible.” – Jorge (Argentina)
“I like it a lot. It is simple and intuitive” – Walcyr (Brazil)
“I am loving this version of the Bible. I’m learning English so it’s been wonderful for me.” – Welton (Brazil)
“Very very helpful. Easy to understand the simple English.” – Eufrocinia (Australia)
“For the first time, I am able to pray using the Bible and actually make sense of it. I feel like I am getting closer and closer to God’s Word.” – Cedric (USA)
Please join us in welcoming the EasyEnglish Bible to Bible Gateway and start reading it today!